What's the difference between Adware, Spyware and Malware?

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What's the difference between Adware, Spyware and Malware?

Post by StanRich on 2nd August 2011, 3:11 pm

Can someone explain this, please? Thank you.

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Re: What's the difference between Adware, Spyware and Malware?

Post by houndmom on 4th August 2011, 7:12 pm



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Re: What's the difference between Adware, Spyware and Malware?

Post by Buttons on 5th August 2011, 4:32 am

Adware = Advertisement programs installed to constantly show or display unwanted ad's. Can be considered a forum of spyware.

Spyware = Program installed to monitor and record personal records and sent to a remote computer.

Malware = The general term for malicious software or any program to be used for a form of cyber-crime.

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Re: What's the difference between Adware, Spyware and Malware?

Post by Jerry Parnell on 27th November 2011, 10:49 am

Nicely put!

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Re: What's the difference between Adware, Spyware and Malware?

Post by Buttons on 27th November 2011, 10:06 pm

@Buttons wrote:Adware = Advertisement programs installed to constantly show or display unwanted ad's. Can be considered a forum of spyware.

Can't edit my post, but it's a form of spyware not forum. Goofy

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Re: What's the difference between Adware, Spyware and Malware?

Post by iaanhayden on 5th April 2013, 9:42 am

Malware is a very general phrase for programs that deliberately damages, restricts, adjusts, or halts your computer from employed properly. Adware exhibitions advertisements administered to your one-by-one preferences based on websites you travelled to online, one-by-one buying choices and the configuration of your computerís hardware and software.Spyware is following software that hides itself (runs in the background) and accumulates information without the computer owner's or user's knowledge

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